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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 08:49 PM

George had asked me for some action shots of the Massey.  Well we finally got enough snow to play in so, here they are.  Just cleaning up the driveway of about 6" of snow.  This is nice snow to push too.  Not wet and heavy but it also doesn't blow away with the slightest breeze.  One pic shows that new garage that is home to the Massey now.

 

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And a view from the seat.

 

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The tractor sports a 5 foot power angle blade.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 09:36 PM

I think I would look at one of those new Massey's if I was buying new.  They seem pretty nice for the money. I've never went to dealer to see in person, but have seen lots in ads like in Auto-RV and mags. Good dealer network then AND, Agco is the owner of the MM name from past, so fits in for me too, ha!


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Whats that white stuff???is that sand?you guys have that much white sand up that way?


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Nice job Jeff, next time video?
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Posted January 26, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Whats that white stuff???is that sand?you guys have that much white sand up that way?

This was just a dusting.  I remember being down at the office in Ft. Payne a few years back and woke up to a little (very little) amount of snow on the ground.  Roads were slushy and wet and the place was about shut down.  Schools were closed and only about half our shop came to work.  I couldn't believe it.  Then I got to thinking, there are a lot of people up where I live who SHOULD stay off the roads when it snows.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Nice job Jeff, next time video?

Thought about it.  Hands were getting cold so consider yourself lucky you got the pics!  After I got done I had to go up to my dad's place and plow him out.  I have my Wheelhorse and plow up there.  I should always use the Massey AFTER I plow with the Wheelhorse, not the other way around.  I love my Wheelhorse but it's always such a let down after plowing with the Massey.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:07 AM

It would take a good bite with the chains all around and having diff lock. Nice tractor, always wanted one. My favourite brand. Noel
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:51 AM

Nice job Jeff, next time video?

Alan, did you notice your springs?  Thanks again.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:52 AM

It would take a good bite with the chains all around and having diff lock. Nice tractor, always wanted one. My favourite brand. Noel

Yeah, in 4wd with the diff lock, there isn't much that will stop it.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:05 AM

Alan, did you notice your springs?  Thanks again.


You're very welcome. Glad they are doing the job.
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:15 AM

Nice ride Jeff.

You could probably put a bigger plow, or wings on that plow

and get away with it.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:30 AM

Great looking plow setup. I find I can do most jobs in 2wd with some weight on the back and chains for when it gets icy. I find the chains make a bigger difference than a dif lock or 4wd. 


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 09:17 AM

Great looking plow setup. I find I can do most jobs in 2wd with some weight on the back and chains for when it gets icy. I find the chains make a bigger difference than a dif lock or 4wd. 

The biggest detriment to the machine is the tires I got.  I should have gone with true ag tires and not the industrial ags.  I was too blind with happiness when I got the thing that I never thought about it.  Having never had the tires that are on it, I really didn't know what to expect anyway.  It does well with 2wd and diff lock but I just put it in 4wd and go so I don't have to think about it.  I have the rear tires loaded with beat juice so that made a big difference.  I may do the fronts as well.  Haven't decided yet.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

We have lots of "the white stuff"down this way as well..9u68g1.jpg


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:16 AM

The biggest detriment to the machine is the tires I got.  I should have gone with true ag tires and not the industrial ags.  I was too blind with happiness when I got the thing that I never thought about it.  Having never had the tires that are on it, I really didn't know what to expect anyway.  It does well with 2wd and diff lock but I just put it in 4wd and go so I don't have to think about it.  I have the rear tires loaded with beat juice so that made a big difference.  I may do the fronts as well.  Haven't decided yet.

 

 I have those industrial tires on my 2008 JD2320 but in a larger size- 16.5-12 which are about 33"high. They are useless on ice and AGs are really no better on ice IME. Overall they are probably my best choice though. When it came to chains I had to get them with 3/8" cross links because of the size. I ended up with rear chains designed for the Industrial tires that have a ring of links in the center of a pair of cross chains with a conventional cross chain between these ring chains. This setup works well but is way heavier than the 2320 needs and the ride is rough on hard surfaces. They also weigh 75lbs each so installation can be difficult. When it hooks up it will usually push until the transmission stalls. I might go to  wider blade because the one I have now is not wide enough. I'm thinking of going with a loader attachment type blade. That way I won't have to remove the loader and store it every fall. I'm also thinking of down sizing the whole rig to a SCUT sized tractor.  I see we have more snow on the way for Friday and then on Monday so it seems winter is finally here.


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